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  Re: Why is this such a problem now? (mod -1/39)
by Anonymous Coward ( on Thu Sep 13 18:26:00 2007 (GMT)
  > I do wish that sharing was easier between the GPL and BSD camps. There should be a /bsd-gpl (tainted) kernel in OpenBSD that has additional support for devices that only have GPL drivers or other GPL kernel features.

And then people get used to using the GPL-tainted kernel, and there's little motivation to improve the pure-BSD kernel. Soon enough, it would end up being in the same boat Linux is with regards to wireless and video cards -- settle on some binary blob and there's almost nobody to write a free driver anymore.
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